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Iloga is a 65-year-old married woman with eight children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu and such crops to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.

Iloga has requested a loan to renew her home. She will use the loan to pay for timber, cement, bricks, iron roof, and ceiling and other materials for her home improvement. She has been a member of SPBD since 2007. With her profits, Iloga hopes to expand and improve her business.

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About SPBD

South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.

About Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Iloga to pay for timber, cement, bricks, iron roof, and ceiling materials for her home improvement.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013